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Community member awarded UQ’s highest honour

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Mary Graham. Image: supplied

The University of Queensland has recognised a leading Aboriginal philosopher with an Honorary Doctorate.

Adjunct Associate Professor Mary Graham received her award as part of UQ’s 2023 mid-year graduations.


UQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said she is a worthy recipient of the university’s highest honour.

“Honorary Doctorates acknowledge those whose exceptional achievements have made a unique and lasting contribution to the community,” Professor Terry said.

Adjunct Associate Professor Graham is a Kombumerri and Wakka Wakka Elder, community development leader, philosopher and educator.

In her work at UQ she shares her knowledge with students in the fields of Aboriginal history, politics, and comparative philosophy.

Adjunct Associate Professor Graham has played a part in the establishment of many key Indigenous organisations across Australia and is globally recognised for her longstanding advocacy for, and commitment to, Australia’s Indigenous peoples.







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